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  1. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Cousin Sal’s First Pitch

    Sal Iacono

    I'm not ashamed to say I cried for two straight days in the spring of 1982, when my favorite Mets player, Lee Mazzilli, was traded to the Texas Rangers. I'm not ashamed to say that, rather than treat a potentially strangulated...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  3. About Last Night: Dodging the Angels

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy asking LeBron James for the one secret he used to lose that stubborn belly fat, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw was uncharacteristically shaky, but the Dod...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  4. About Last Night: From Champs to Chumps

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy distracting your new NFL team in training camp by letting your brother get engaged on national television, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Boston Red Sox were thrashed by the Toronto Blue...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. Damn, It’s Good to Be the Tigers: In the AL Central, One Tr...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Wednesday, the Tigers played their appointed part in baseball's pre-trade deadline dance, acquiring a closer to reinforce a relief corps that entered the day with the fifth-worst ERA and sixth-worst FIP among big league bullpens. After s...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Phinishing Off the Phillies

    Spike Friedman

    In case you decided it was the day to finally terminate your personal relationship with Jose Canseco, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: A day after conceding a rare blown save, Philadelphia closer Jonathan P...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Fear the Brew Crew

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wondering if Donald Sterling is ever going to get around to naming you as a defendant in a frivolous lawsuit, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy blasted a walk-off...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  8. About Last Night: Cheery O's

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking a ride into the danger zone with Wes Welker, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Orioles outfielder Adam Jones smashed two home runs as Baltimore opened up a four-game advantage in the AL East...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  9. About Last Weekend: The Unwritten Rules

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy betting big on your son's future sporting accomplishments, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus angered Texas starter Colby Lewis by bunting for a single in...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  10. MLB Shootaround (the Horn): The Most Intriguing Second-Half Story...

    Grantland Staff

    After a painfully long All-Star break, baseball is set to resume on this joyous Friday. And even though we're more than halfway through the 2014 season, mathematically speaking, we've unofficially and collectively agreed to refer to this ne...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  11. About Last Weekend: Farewell to the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out how to drink out of a solid gold soccer ball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Mario Götze's extra-time strike gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina in a tens...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  12. About Last Night: This Is 41

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy drafting a pair of letters in Comic Sans, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Clayton Kershaw's scoreless inning streak was snapped at 41, but the Dodgers' ace still threw a gem...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  13. Laughing With Yu Darvish

    Eric Benson

    Yu Darvish was all alone. Sitting in front of his locker in the Texas Rangers' spring training clubhouse, the pitcher arranged his belongings hastily, kept his eyes trained on the floor, and, with his unruly bedhead and a slight frown, wafted a ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  14. The 30: Stuck in the Middle With You

    Jonah Keri

    When Major League Baseball introduced the second wild-card spot in 2012, it triggered the Age of Uncertainty: The extra playoff spots mean more opportunity, but they also mean less clarity in the standings throughout the year. Such is the case as...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  15. What Do You Do When Your Contender Becomes a Rebuilder?

    Michael Baumann

    On Tuesday, I looked at the good side of early-season unpredictability and the tough decisions faced by GMs who find their clubs a lot further along the rebuilding-contending spectrum than they'd have thought in March. The Blue Jays, Marine...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  16. PitchCraft: Yu Darvish, Eclectic Genius

    Shane Ryan

    When I played Little League, everyone wanted to be a pitcher. You controlled the game, and the batter was at your mercy. It was wonderful to be on that hill, and even having a total breakdown and walking five consecutive batters before you got uncere...

    Blog | June 20, 2014